This one-of-a-kind lamp's design developed over the course of several years. I started this lamp by cutting scallops into some copper tubes. I made some rolled bronze screens and inserted them into the copper light tubes for diffusion. At that time I set the tubes aside, in a labeled box, and moved on to some more urgent projects. Over time I added parts and pieces to the box that I thought might work in the final lamp.
A few months ago I found the right wood for a base and figured out how to wire everything together with a dimmer. I gathered up the light tubes and recessed them, at different depths, into a 2-1/4" thick block of elm.
the tubes are removable, to replace the bulbs, and can be rotated to achieve your preferred look. I created a series of hammered, twisted, "swizzles" that were then placed amongst the lights.
The base features three tapered sides a flat back edge. A rectangular void was routed out of the bottom of the the base. An aluminum box was created to house the wiring and the dimmer. There is a complicated tube that connects the dimmer knob on the back to the dimmer in the box. A large brass cap was fabricated to cover the box and finish the bottom of the lamp. All the brass and copper parts are were treated with a hand-rubbed, bronze patina.
the lamp uses six 20W equivalent LED bulbs (included). There is a 6' gold fabric-covered cord. There is a full range dimmer knob on the backside of the base.
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